This document specifies a multi-message packet format that may be
used by mobile ad hoc network routing and other protocols. Note that
several of the MANET protocols have normative references to this
The document has had significant review and update as a result of
comments received during IESG evaluation and Gen-Art review.
Working Group Summary
The document is used by multiple MANET protocol specifications, and
has been reviewed quite carefully. There have been controversy in
the working group particularly over ordering of TLVs, and to a
lesser extent over efficiency (see PROTO writeup by Ian Chakeres).
The document carefully reflects the consensus of the working group
obtained after a great deal of discussion.
The document has received careful review, and is needed for
implementation of the protocols that are currently being
worked on in the MANET WG.
Ross Callon is the responsible AD, and has reviewed the document
(and also had associated conversations with document authors, WG
participants and co-chairs).
RFC Editor Note
Just a question regarding Appendix G, Acknowledgments: Is
it normal for Acknowledgements to be in an Appendix? Same
question for Contributors (which is currently Appendix F). In my
opinion the RFC editor's staff is better able to handle this than
I, and I will therefore leave this to your discretion. Thanks.